Unchained Labs Royston Ltd

Blacktrace is committed to helping our clients achieve business success. Our mission is to create business success for our company, our clients and our partners by developing and manufacturing elegant solutions in technology.

Blacktrace Group designs, develops and manufactures cutting-edge technologies and products for many applications in chemistry, microfluidics, biology and nanomaterial sciences.

We are driven by Productizing Science® – turning scientific discoveries into cutting-edge commercial products. Our success stems from world-class innovation and continuous development of new products and technologies.

We employ a large team of world-class scientists and engineers, have state-of-the art testing and manufacturing facilities, and a broad knowledge of scientific markets. We are passionate about innovation and creating cool superior products which make a real difference to advancing science.  We aim to deliver excellence in everything we do.

Our Brands

Our portfolio of products is marketed and sold globally via market-leading brands: 

  • Dolomite Micro creates the coolest and most innovative microfluidic products. We have just released the worlds first commercially available 3D printer for fluidically sealed devices – an R&D 100 Award Winner 2016!
  • Particle Works creates high-performance nano- and microstructured materials with precision control over particle size, shape and architecture. 
  • Dol Bio creates innovative products for high throughput single cell research, enabling rapid analysis of thousands or millions of individual cells and their biological products.

We have offices in the USA, Japan and the UK and over 40 distributors worldwide offering technical assistance and support.

Since forming in 2001, the Blacktrace group has grown year on year and now has many thousands of customers in over 50 countries. Our customers include all the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, a wide range of major academic institutes, biotechs, start-ups, petrochemical companies, food and manufacturers, government institutes and virtually any company or organisation that involves science.

Products and services

Idea to vision

At Blacktrace, our many years of involvement in technology development have shown that whilst all our clients are unique, they share some common goals. In all cases we work harder to make their life easier. Technology should not only provide improved functionality, it should provide improved usability and be a pleasure to develop, sell and use.

We have tailored our approach to provide assistance in ways appropriate to your needs, whilst at all times retaining the core philosophy of elegance in design. We understand that some people have ideas they want to develop further, some have fully developed prototypes that need commercialising, and some just want to improve their own product design or time to market.

So whether it’s simply increasing your own productivity through better integrated hardware and software, or developing complete instrumentation solutions for your customers, there are many ways we can assist you:

Idea to Vision
if you’re a scientist with a great new technique, but unsure of the best route to commercialisation, then we help you take your idea to a vision by bringing both financial and technical know-how to business planning and creation

Productizing Science
If you’re in technology development, and already have a prototype system, then we can help you take it to the next stage stage by developing it into a commercially successful product


if you need to develop a working prototype, or simply have a one-off need to enhance your productivity, then we can offer several ways to add automation in an intuitive and simple to use fashion

Precision Manufacture
if you have a hard manufacturing problem, particularly one requiring precision assembly or production, then can also help through our dedicated clean room assembly services

If you have your own great engineering team, but want to reduce you time to market, you can draw on our increasing portfolio of OEM components designed by us to provide the ideal backbone to many scientific instrumentation challenges

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